NGD ‘60’s Standard Special Edition (tri-burst)

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Love the Burstbucker ‘61 pickups (AlNiCo V).
Neck is heftier than the claimed “slim-taper” fine for me very comfortable.
What can I say? I missed my Slash Nov. Burst (sometimes).
I’m incorrigibly impulsive. Saw it at the Chico CA GC.
It checks all my boxes in an electric guitar.
Gotta have variety, y’know? This is versatile, sounds great, plays great.
 

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Congrats! As a fellow triburst standard 60’s owner, I wholly approve. :cheers2: Yours has an awesome flame on it too! I wanted mine to have a wider flame pattern like that but couldn’t find one at the time and loved the feel of the one I ended up with. One of my all time favorite Gibson finishes. Enjoy!
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Congrats! As a fellow triburst standard 60’s owner, I wholly approve. :cheers2: Yours has an awesome flame on it too! I wanted mine to have a wider flame pattern like that but couldn’t find one at the time and loved the feel of the one I ended up with. One of my all time favorite Gibson finishes. Enjoy!
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I remember your post of Feb. 2021 about yours!
 

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Nice! Did you move to Chico? I thought you lived in Santa Cruz...
 

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Stellar guitar! We need higher resolution pictures closer up...looks like it has a great top! The tri-burst top is cool - they are uncommon enough that they never get old. Great score!
 

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Nice! Did you move to Chico? I thought you lived in Santa Cruz...
I live mostly in Redding now, with occasional trips elsewhere.
Still have the house in Santa Cruz, but it’s being remodeled.
Currently living in my daughter’s stand alone in-law cottage.

Sounds great in here through my Quilter amp. I’m done with gigging.
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I live mostly in Redding now, with occasional trips elsewhere.
Still have the house in Santa Cruz, but it’s being remodeled.
Currently living in my daughter’s stand alone in-law cottage.

Sounds great in here through my Quilter amp. I’m done with gigging.
:wave:
I live in Fortuna now.
 

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I remember your post of Feb. 2021 about yours!
Wow, can’t believe it’s been over year already. You remembered the exact month too. I liked it a lot when I first got it but the guitar has grown on me even more since then, especially those 61T/R burstbuckers which I’m a big fan of too. Now I can safely say it’s one of the best guitars in my stable, good sound, playability and looks, has it all. Glad to see yours checks al the boxes as well!
 
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Wow, can’t believe it’s been over year already. You remembered the exact month too. I liked it a lot when I first got it but the guitar has grown on me even more since then, especially those 61T/R burstbuckers. Now I can safely say it’s one of the best guitars in my stable, good sound, playability and looks, has it all. Glad to see yours checks al the boxes as well!
Yes, the Burstbucker 61 pickups are stellar. Can’t think of a thing they lack.
I was always a single coil guy before Burstbuckers came out.

For all around guitar tones, they rock!

Have you tried various strings on yours?

I’m mostly an Earnie Ball Slinkies guy (nickel plated steel), but picked up a set of their pure nickel wound strings too.
Was going to try them on my Desert Star Apache, but I dunno. :dunno:
 
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Yes, the Burstbucker 61 pickups are stellar. Can’t think of a thing they lack.
I was always a single coil guy before Burstbuckers came out.

For all around guitar tones, they rock!

Have you tried various strings on yours?

I’m mostly an Earnie Ball Slinkies guy (nickel plated steel), but picked up a set of their pure nickel wound strings too.
Was going to try them on my Desert Star Apache, but I dunno. :dunno:
Well said! At first I thought they were a bit thin but once I got the pickup heights dialed in to my liking, I was hooked. They have more bite and clarity than my other humbucker guitars to my ears at least. I tried an SG Standard 61 with the same pickups and loved the way they sounded in that too. Def one of my favorites.

So far I’ve just played with string guages but haven’t ventured beyond that. I like to use the regular D’Addario XL Nickel Wound strings. Currently using 9’s but I had 10’s for a while. I like the slinkier feel of the 9’s and they seem to add a hint more clarity so I’ve settled on those for now. I tend to prefer slinkier feeling strings and my local sales guys reccomended I try the D’Addario NYXL (nickel wound over high carbon steel core) which are supposedly good for that feel. So next time I’m due for a string change, I may give one of those a go…also want to try too wrapping it too. I never tried pure nickel wound, will have to add that to my list. I’m always amazed how much of a difference a different set of strings can make.
 

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I live mostly in Redding now, with occasional trips elsewhere.
Still have the house in Santa Cruz, but it’s being remodeled.
Currently living in my daughter’s stand alone in-law cottage.

Sounds great in here through my Quilter amp. I’m done with gigging.
:wave:
Great guitar, Steve! I'm jealous, you wanker!
 

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